Who's making a big impression on Biz?
Who's making a big impression on Biz?

As Bizcommunity's reputation as a premier global resource for industry news from the African continent increases, so our 600+ Press Office holders and company listings are reaping the benefits, often seeing more dramatically increased engagement for their corporate content than they might be be able to generate from their own networks.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 16 hours ago

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town awarded 5-Star Green Rating
DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town awarded 5-Star Green Rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside a '5-Star Green Rating for Existing Buildings', making DoubleTree by Hilton, the second property in South Africa to attain this award.

16 hours ago

Kouga Wind Farm project injects R800m into local community
Kouga Wind Farm project injects R800m into local community

The Kouga Wind Farm has announced that it will be injecting more than R800m into community economic development projects over the course of its 20-year lifespan.

17 hours ago

Reflective roof and skylights on a Walmart store, Las Vegas, ,
Green and cool roofs provide relief for hot cities, but should be sited carefully

More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and the United Nations projects that this share will rise to 70 percent by 2050. During the daytime, these expanding urban areas absorb more solar energy than the surrounding countryside. At night they radiate the heat back to the atmosphere. Higher temperatures in cities compared to the areas around them create what are known as urban heat islands (UHIs).

By Ashish Sharma 18 hours ago

CoCT to issue prospectus for Foreshore Freeway Precinct development
CoCT to issue prospectus for Foreshore Freeway Precinct development

On Friday, 8 July, the City of Cape Town will issue the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct in the CBD. This is an opportunity for urban developers to address the city's traffic woes and affordable housing needs in return for the rights to develop the precinct.

1 day ago

The proposed development with the Bo-Kaap neighborhood and Signal Hill behind it. Image source:
Residents urge De Lille to stop 19-storey Bo-Kaap building

The Bridges not Barriers campaign is planning to appeal a decision by the City Municipal Planning Tribunal to approve a 19-storey development, which it says will cut off the views of Bo-Kaap and further divide the neighbourhood from the city. Residents are particularly worried about the precedent it will set for other developments in Bo-Kaap.

By Rejul Bejoy 1 day ago

SA delegation to explore projected development boom in Kenya
SA delegation to explore projected development boom in Kenya

Africa House, research and consulting specialists, is set to lead a business delegation to Lamu, Kenya in June. The delegation will explore infrastructure development opportunities for South African business in order to take advantage of a projected development boom in the area.

2 days ago

Marbelous Wood "Refraction #1" by Snedker Studio
Hypnotic flooring created by new approach to ancient marbling

Characterised by fluid ripples of colour, Snedker Studio's Marbelous Wood designs are nature-inspired interpretations of traditional marbling. With a background in textile design and narrative environment, founder of the Copenhagen-based studio, Pernille Snedker Hansen challenges how we view the surfaces around us by transforming plain pine wood into mesmerising artworks.

By Kate Walker 2 days ago

Sustainability lies at the heart of engineering, science
Sustainability lies at the heart of engineering, science

SRK Consulting (Africa) took a keen role in Sustainability Week 2016 held earlier in June at the CSIR Conference Centre in Tshwane.

3 days ago

Six-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for Solid Green
Six-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for Solid Green

Solid Green Consulting has been awarded six-star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification for the company's offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

3 days ago

We Design 2016 Conference calling for a 'National Spatial Revolution'
We Design 2016 Conference calling for a 'National Spatial Revolution'

Conference organisers have announced that Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, will be one of the keynote speakers at the one-day We Design 2016 Conference taking place in Durban on 8 July 2016. Gordhan will be joined by international speakers, Felipe Leal, immediate past Minister of Urbanism for Mexico City and Kelvin Campbell, chair of Smart Urbanism in London.

Issued by We Design 2016 27 Jun 2016

Creating a greener urban jungle
Creating a greener urban jungle

When living in the city, most amenities are more easily accessible - from being able to walk to the nearest café to grab a bite to eat or being a 10-minute walk from the office, to the never-ending excitement of the constant and busy social scene.

By Sasha Forbes 27 Jun 2016

Steady progress made on construction of Western Aqueduct
Steady progress made on construction of Western Aqueduct

According to Ednick Msweli, head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), the Western Aqueduct (WA) bulk water pipeline will have a significant impact on the future development of the eThekwini region.

27 Jun 2016